Our lab’s mission is to pursue collaborative, rigorous, reproducible, and accessible science to enhance knowledge of:

  • Human movement and its awe-inspiring, dynamic complexity in neurotypical and neuro-divergent individuals
  • How the brain contributes to individual differences in sensory and motor engagement and changes during maturation, learning, and experience
  • How movement patterns influence an individual’s participation in meaningful activities (i.e., occupations)

La misión de nuestro laboratorio es realizar ciencia colaborativa, rigurosa, reproducible y accesible para mejorar el conocimiento de:

  • El movimiento humano y su impresionante complejidad dinámica en individuos neurotípicos y neuro-divergentes.
  • Cómo el cerebro contribuye a diferencias individuales en la participación sensorial y motora y en cambios durante la maduración, el aprendizaje y experiencia.
  • Cómo los patrones de movimiento influyen en la participación de un individuo en actividades significativas (es decir, ocupaciones).

Lab in the News

  • Brittany presents at the Alabama Autism Conference!

          Brittany recently had the opportunity to speak at the Alabama Autism Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she did her PhD work many years ago. Her talk was on how motor skills and …

  • Lab members present at the Society for Neuroscience 2023 conference!

    Three current and former lab members presented work at the 2023 Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C.! From left to right: Sonali Naik, former undergraduate research assistant, presented on postural stability. Her project found …

  • Dr. Travers presents at Scientific Symposium for the Waisman’s 50th Anniversary event!

    With the Waisman Center turning 50 years old this year, a Scientific Symposium was held that featured researchers from inside and outside of the Waisman community. Our very own Dr. Brittany Travers gave a talk …

  • Farewell, Dr. Surgent!

    Earlier this month we said farewell to our beloved Dr. Olivia Surgent, who received her PhD this past December. Olivia will be working as a T32 Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California – Davis …

  • Meet Monica, our newest PhD student!

    This fall, we are welcoming a new MD-PhD student to our lab, Monica Duran! Originally from Puerto Rico, she moved to Madison, WI in 2020 for the start of the MD-PhD program at UW. She’s …

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